Life can be challenging, but you don't need to struggle on your own. It can take a great deal of courage to ask for help, but if you're reading this, then something inside you has already shifted. We all have an inner wisdom that knows who we are, that wants the best for us and can help us heal and grow but it's not always easy to connect to this wisdom. We become stuck. We lose direction. At times like these, it can be helpful to invite someone to help us explore our feelings and help us reconnect with what we hold in our hearts, bodies and minds.
I help support people in their search for the authentic part of themselves. My practice offers counselling, mindfulness, therapeutic shamanism, sound therapy, creativity and compassion and I would like to share these skills and support you in finding the strength to care for yourself and to be the person you feel you really are.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course
- BACP Certificate or Proficiency
- ABC Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Level 3 - Certificate in Couselling Skills
- Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher Training
- Gong Practitioner Training Course (Mindfulness of Sound)
- Psycho-spiritual and Therapeutic Shamanism
I have experience of working with people with a wide range of concerns including loss, bereavement, the pressure of caring, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, general growth and personal development.
As a former body work practitioner, I can see a strong connection between mind, body and emotions. I aim to work in an embodied way, encouraging my clients to be more grounded in their own bodies and connect to nature and our World with respect and gratitude for all living beings that share our wonderful planet Earth.
I am committed to a high level of professional and personal development which helps me to keep informed with current research and practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in working with people who stammer. I am not a speech therapist, I am not qualified to help you work directly with your communication and fluency but in exploring feelings associated with stammering such as fear and anxiety. I have a stammer myself and have used my daily mindfulness practice to turn my stammering into a positive self care tool and gain a deeper understanding of how I tick.
Working Online Weekdays, evenings and weekend by arrangement
I am also a member of the National Counselling Society